For me each day is a balance between being what I consider is normal for me, or what I would class as cream crackered/barely functioning. So what I try to aim for is anywhere below cream crackered, which makes recovering a lot easier.
yesterday I took a the bus into town, which for people that know me causes a lot of pain to my neck and back, at the moment though it’s safer than me driving the car. I know that some of you will ask “why would you want to put yourself through that?” Well the answer is easy, I had a meeting that was very important to me, so I plan for these these days carefully and well in advace.
On the occasions I am able to get out of the house and socialise, or even go somewhere I I can sit have a coffee and people watch, which can be such good fun.
On this occasion though I was meeting up with a friend from work who I hadn’t seen for a while. I’ve been really looking forward to seeing her and catching up. She’s always been very supportive to me and knows all about the health condition’s I live with, which means I feel extremely comfortable in her company and also means I don’t have to pretend that everthing is OK, and I can just enjoy being me. It was so nice sitting, talking and drinking coffee, unfortunately I probably talked her ears off.
Somebody once said to me these moments are food for the soul, now I’m not a religous person but, the phrase has a really nice ring to it, to me if it means it makes you feel good inside, then I agree.
Now I also had two more surprise encounters which I would class as food for the soul yesterday. The first was bumping into my boss who was in town with her Mum. It’s always lovely to see the boss and have a chat as she is another wonderful person I feel comfortable being around. It was also lovely to meet and have a chat to her Mum who is reading the same book as I am at the moment ” East of Croydon by Sue Perkins”, it was really nice talking about he book as we are both roughly at the same part in it, so no spoilers.
What a great day it was turning into for me in the space of two hours I got to meet three wonderful ladies.
Okay, so was it possible that my day could get any better, well actually it COULD, as i met up with my youngest daughter, who was on her lunch break, she hadn’t had a great morning at work so the little present I had got for her (a jewelry hanger) cheered her up a bit and I treated her to a lunch of cheese and Broccoli pastry with an Apple & Caramel Danish, she always puts a smile in my heart, but then that goes for my wife and all three of my daughter.
After saying my goodbyes to my daughter, I was a bit naughty and bought myself a bag of chips with lashings of salt & vinegar to have whilst I waited for my bus, which to my surprise was actually on time.
What a great day, I felt so lucky I went and bought a lottery ticket but I haven’t checked the numbers yet.
Anyway sometimes I feel it is worth the extra pain for a few hours just so you can do something you really want to. Time now for a lazy day, so it’s earphones in and The Clash on the play.
Take care and be kind to each other, Gary